My Kindle is getting heavy: 88 books that shaped America

The Library of Congress has issued a list (A list! Books! Two of my favorite things!) of 88 books that have shaped our nation. A few of my favorites:

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter" (1850)
  • Henry David Thoreau, "Walden;" or, "Life in the Woods" (1854)
  •  Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass" (1855)
  •  Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women," or, "Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy" (1868)
  • Stephen Crane, "The Red Badge of Courage" (1895)
  • Robert Frost, "New Hampshire" (1923)
  •  F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby" (1925)
  •  John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939)
  • Tennessee Williams, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947)
What do you think? Any standouts for you?

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